Our Breast Center is where quality care and compassion combine to create a unique experience for women who want to schedule a mammogram or are seeking treatment and support services for breast health concerns. We have the physician experts, including a Fellowship-trained breast surgeon, general surgeons and other specialists including a breast navigator to guide you through the process.
Under the direction of Dr. Milburn, the High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic at our Breast Center focuses on prevention and early detection of breast cancer and screening recommendations tailored to each individual patient. Our team works together to ensure every woman has breast care resources available in one location.
Individuals that have any of the following increased risk factors for breast cancer may benefit from participating in the High-Risk Clinic:
- A family history of premenopausal breast cancer, bilateral breast cancer, or both breast and ovarian cancers
- A male relative with breast cancer
- A personal history of ovarian cancer
- Two or more relatives with ovarian cancer
- A relative with a known BRCA mutation
- A personal history of a BRCA mutation
- Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish ancestry and a family member with breast or ovarian cancer
- A personal history of atypia on breast biopsy
To schedule a consultation with our High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic call our office line at 443-643-3020.
If we find something...what's next?
Although frightening, most abnormalities on an initial mammogram are not cancer. But when there is an abnormal finding, our care team will meet with you to discuss your options. Our goal is to work together to provide you with the most individualized and up-to-date treatment possible.
Depending on what the abnormality is, we may recommend one or more of the following:
A diagnostic mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to diagnose unusual breast changes, such as a lump, pain, nipple thickening or discharge, or a change in breast size or shape. It may be used to evaluate changes found during a screening mammogram.
A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to image the breast and see whether a breast lump is filled with fluid (cyst) or if it is a solid lump. An ultrasound does not replace the need for a mammogram; it is often used along with a mammogram to evaluate a problem in the breast.
This is a non-invasive MRI that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor, transmitted electronically, printed or copied to a CD. MRI does not use ionizing radiation (x-rays). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging tests, such as mammography or ultrasound.
We are a comprehensive Breast Center, meaning that all screening, follow-up treatment and diagnostic services necessary can be done in one location. This includes breast biopsies. A breast biopsy is a procedure in which samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Biopsies may be performed under local or general anesthesia. There are several types of breast biopsy procedures and the type performed will depend upon the location and size of the lump or abnormality.
When detected early, breast cancer is extremely treatable and surgery is usually the first step in your care plan. From all stages of treatment, including breast reconstruction and recovery, we bring you everything you need in one high quality, convenient location. Learn more about the Kaufman Cancer Center.